Senate Democrats ask to review Kushner’s security clearance

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FILE PHOTO: White House Senior Advisor Kushner listens during President Trump's joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens during President Donald Trump’s joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March in the East Room of the White House in Washington.Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters

WASHINGTON – Three Senate Democrats are calling on the White House to review and possibly revoke Jared Kushner’s security clearance.

They are pointing to the revelation of a meeting with Russian contacts during President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Kushner is a senior adviser to Trump and his son-in-law. Along with other Trump officials, he attended a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lobbyist who indicated she had damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Kushner disclosed the meeting on his security clearance paperwork, but Democrats have questioned how much he disclosed.

Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Al Franken of Minnesota and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii say in a letter to the White House that given the meeting, Kushner’s top access “may pose a danger to this country.”

Blumenthal suggested on Twitter that Kushner’s clearance should be revoked.

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